You are Invited | Squares 10th People Choice Exhibition Closing

You are Invited!

Take a wander through the Woolshed Gallery space and admire this fascinating collection of SQUARES.

Don’t forget to vote for your favourite Square so the artist has the chance to win a prize!

Please join us as the winner of the 2017 SQUARES People’s Choice Exhibition is announced!

Where: The Woolshed Gallery
May 18 – June 18

Important Dates to Remember

  • Final voting – 12pm Sunday 18th June 2017
  • Prize giving 3pm – Sunday 18th June 2017
  • Prizes drawn at the close of the exhibition: Sunday 18th June 3 PM.

First Prize is $400, second prize $200 & third prize $100.

There will also be Eckerley’s gift cards presented to the under 12 category winners.

Who will be voted the People’s Choice Winner this year? Make sure to visit and cast your vote!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

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You Are Invited! | Inspired at Strathnairn | The Gumnut Artists

Still Life with Fruit - Wendy Antoniak

Still Life with Fruit – Wendy Antoniak

Opening today…

Please join us for the Opening of the Inspired at Strathnairn Exhibition of The Gumnut Artists this afternoon…

Inspired at Strathnairn’ is a culmination of works from art group, ‘The Gumnuts’. This exhibition showcases a myriad of technique, colour and mediums. Each work exploring the inspiration that working amidst the Strathnairn grounds has evoked.

The Gumnuts have been meeting every Tuesday at Strathnairn for many years now and many of the artists have had work accepted in regional and national exhibitions; their work well known in the Canberra area. An exhibition not to be missed!

 

Crabapple Autumn – Margaret Steel

 

Where: Gallery One, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: June 15 – July 9 2017

Official Opening: Saturday  June 17, 4 pm, by Sharon Field.

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

Last Weekend! | Click + Capture | U3A Camera Club

Last Weekend!

Many visitors have been to view the wonderful photography of the U3A Canberra Camera Club.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see this exhibition! This is the last weekend the Exhibition will be on display at the Homestead Gallery.

The fires are lit and the Gallery is warm, with the cafe open it makes for a lovely day out!

Where: Gallery One, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: May 25 – June 11, 2017

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

Ollie Ayrton - The Wizard of Oz

Last Days! | Ollie Ayrton | The Wizard Of Oz

Ollie Ayrton – Last Week!

Ollie Ayrton has his amazing sculptures on exhibit in Gallery One. For The Wizard of Oz fans it’s a must see!

 

An emerging artist who lives and works in Canberra, Ollie trained at the ANU School of Art from 2008 to 2001. He is currently an artist and tenant at the Australian National Capital Artists (ANCA).

This exhibition will be the artists’ first solo show.

“For over 75 years this story has given faithful service to the Young at Heart; and Time has been powerless to put its kindly philosophy out of fashion”. – Ollie

 

 

The artist has worked with life models to create truly lifelike characters inspired by the classic film The Wizard of Oz. It is the culmination of two years of highly disciplined and rigorous work.

This truly striking display of works is something not to be missed!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

You are Invited! | The Wizard of Oz | Ollie Ayrton

You are Invited!

Please join us for the Opening of The Wizard of Oz– A Solo Exhibition by Ollie Ayrton in Gallery One.

 

“ABOUT THE WIZARD OF OZ

“For over 75 years this story has given faithful service to the Young at Heart; and Time has been powerless to put its kindly philosophy out of fashion”. This exhibition will be the artists’ first solo show. The artist has worked with life models to create truly lifelike characters inspired by the classic film The Wizard of Oz. It is the culmination of two years of highly disciplined and rigorous work.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Ollie Ayrton is an emerging artist who lives and works in Canberra. He trained at the ANU School of Art from 2008 to 2001. He is currently an artist and tenant at the Australian National Capital Artists (ANCA)”

Where: Gallery One, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: March 31 – April 23, 2017

Official Opening: Saturday April 1, 4.30 pm

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

You Are Invited! | Waste Not Solo Exhibition | Eryka Garbutt

Waste Not, A Solo Exhibition by Eryka Garbutt
30th March to the 23 April 2017

Please join us for drinks and nibbles
4.00pm on Saturday the 1st April 2017
90 Stockdill Drive. Holt.
02 6254 2134
http://www.strathnairn.com.au/

Recycling takes materials such as plastic, paper, metal, and glass and breaks them down so that they can be made into a new product. Up-cycling is the process of converting old or discarded materials into something useful and often beautiful. Re-purposing is to change (something) so that it can be used for a different purpose. There is a fine line between the three and often they just merge.

Creativity is what drives an artist. The added bonus of recycling, up-cycling, and re-purposing is not only its contribution to the environment but the added bonus of the provocation to think outside the box in a practical way, but with a still aesthetically pleasing manner. Art has to stand on its own merits not capitalise on its humble beginnings. If the origins are lost in the execution, then that is a measure of its success.

Soft drink bottles, egg shells, egg boxes, toilet rolls, waste paper, beads, even outdated currency finds a place in Eryka’s artwork. Creativity means thinking outside the box. Can you imagine: flowers made from toilet rolls or plastic bottles? Cute little hat brooches made from bottle caps? Cutlery reinvented as pendants? Beads made of house insulation? This exhibition will open your eyes to the possibilities.

Waste Not is an exciting exhibition to be opened by International Mixed Media artist Joan James, inaugural Secretary General of the World Shibori Network Australia and New Zealand responsible for organising and curating exhibitions in Paris, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand.

Eryka Garbutt, who is a local Canberran artist, is not restricted to just recycling materials but likes to explore varied mediums and techniques. Decoupage jewelry was the starting point, but wire work features heavily in her work. Crochet wire jewelry and wire wrap techniques, Viking weave, are just a few examples. She will paint on paper, silk or glass, decoupage on mixed surfaces, play with polymer clay, cast with plaster, paint with paper, using paper as a palate instead of paint and generally mix techniques and materials. Colour and texture are her main inspiration.

Please visit https://erykagarbuttdesignsblog.wordpress and www.erykagarbuttdesigns.com

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You Are Invited! | Allsorts | Katie Volter & Group Exhibition

Allsorts | Katie Volter & Group Exhibition

 You are Invited!

Please join us for the Opening of Allsorts – A Group Exhibition in Gallery One and Gallery Two.

A diverse group exhibition of works by Anne Balcomb, Stephanie Boyle, Annie Florence, Debby Gairns, Louise Spencer, Katie Volter, Jenny Robbins and Shakir Rahman.

Please Join Us!

Where: Gallery One, Gallery Two, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: March 9 – 27, 2017

Official Opening: Saturday March 11, 4pm

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

 

 

Last Day! | Photographic & Painting Exhibition| McEwen Mason and Kellett

Last Day! | Photographic & Painting Exhibition| McEwen Mason and Kellett

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Last Day!

This is the last day of the “Photographic & Painting Exhibition” by Nathan Kellett and Jenny McEwen Mason. 

Nathan Kellett is a local amateur photographer who over the past 15 years has

captured images from around the country. Photographs within this exhibition
focus on Victoria, the Snowy Mountains and the Canberra region. Nathan only
spends a limited number of weekends every year dedicated to his art and has
selected the most unique photographs to exhibit.Jenny McEwen Mason has been an amateur painter for over thirty years.
Her first works were oils but gradually over time she has incorporated more
mediums to her repertoire. This exhibition focuses on her works done in pastels
and watercolours across a range of subjects.Both Nathan and Jenny are proud to bring you this body of work which
incorporates their combine passion for the natural world through time lapsing
photography or instances of whim.


Where: Gallery One and Two, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: February 2 – March 5, 2017

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

The rain has cleared, making a lovely day to spend at Strathnairn Arts  – perfect for meeting friends for lunch at the Juice Kitchen Cafe!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

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You Are Invited! | Open Studio Day | Brent Learned & Merryn Apma

You are invited!

Merryn Apma – Artist in Residence – Strathnairn Arts

 

Brent Learned – Artist in Residence – Strathnairn Arts

Artists in Residence – Brent Learned & Merryn Apma

Open Studio Day

Woolshed Gallery
Saturday 25th February 10 AM - 3 PM

An extraordinary opportunity to see two unique artists in residence working within their temporary studio space at Strathnairn Arts.

Brent Learned & Merryn Apma will open their doors to the public on Saturday 25th February to provide insight into their working process as well as their cultural influences.

There will also be a vibrant exhibition of works for sale.

Brent Learned is a Native American artist from Oklahoma who draws, paints, and sculpts the Native American Indian in a contemporary impressionistic style. As an enrolled member of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma, Learned appreciates the legacy and culture of the American Plains Indian. “I create artwork to capture the essence, accuracy and historic authenticity of the American Plains Indian way of life,” says the artist.

Merryn Apma is a highly influential Aboriginal artist who resides in Tilba NSW. Merryn opened an Aboriginal Art Gallery in August 2015 where she showcases Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists from all over Australia. A big heart within a tight knit community, Merryn has been a powerful leader for Aboriginal issues since the famous Long Walk led by former AFL footballer Michael Long from Melbourne to Canberra in 2004.

We hope you will join us in observing these two artists at work & seeing the vast contrasts as well as similarities within their process & completed works.

Come for the Open Studios then stay for the Meet and Greet in the Homestead Gallery at 3.30pm! 

We hope to see you there!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!

 

 

You Are Invited! | Photographic & Painting Exhibition| McEwen Mason and Kellett

Photographic & Painting Exhibition| McEwen Mason and Kellett

 You are Invited!

Please join us for the Opening of “Photographic & Painting Exhibition” by Nathan Kellett and Jenny McEwen Mason.

Nathan Kellett is a local amateur photographer who over the past 15 years has

captured images from around the country. Photographs within this exhibition
focus on Victoria, the Snowy Mountains and the Canberra region. Nathan only
spends a limited number of weekends every year dedicated to his art and has
selected the most unique photographs to exhibit.Jenny McEwen Mason has been an amateur painter for over thirty years.
Her first works were oils but gradually over time she has incorporated more
mediums to her repertoire. This exhibition focuses on her works done in pastels
and watercolours across a range of subjects.Both Nathan and Jenny are proud to bring you this body of work which
incorporates their combine passion for the natural world through time lapsing
photography or instances of whim.


Please Join Us!

Where: Gallery One and Two, Strathnairn Arts Gallery

Exhibition Dates: February 2 – March 5, 2017

Official Opening: Friday February 3rd at 6pm

Address: 90 Stockdill Drive, Holt 2615 ACT

Free Entry – All Welcome!

The Shop at Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thursday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm, the Juice Cafe situated within Strathnairn Arts Gallery is open Thurs 10 – 4; Fri 10 – 4; Sat 8.30 – 4; and Sun 8.30 – 4.

To reserve your table please phone the Cafe direct on 0410 270 663  Walk-ins are always welcome, but bookings are highly recommended to ensure you don’t miss out!